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The losers in the Sept. 27, 2018 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Donald Trumps SCOTUS nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, were the Supreme Court and women. The court took a hit because of the nominee’s erratic showing and women lost, predictably, when they mattered less to Republicans than Kavanaugh’s reputation. The majority’s patronization became clearer over time, culminating in a leading senator’s rant.

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I waited for the hearing yesterday, desperately trying to have an open mind whether Brett Kavanaugh had the qualifications to be our next Supreme Court justice.  Regrettably, I feel my conclusions are clear and compelling. Judge Brett Kavanaugh not only should be investigated for not telling the truth but he absolutely should not be our next US Supreme court Justice.  Here is a rough sketch as to my basic reasons why I now feel so strongly.

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Whatever the final result over the confirmation battle of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, one thing is becoming more urgent.  The court itself has a crisis of legitimacy. And one way to restore its genuineness is to require term limits for all future judges. 

The Supreme Court of old was more majestic with few periods of confrontation.  Just a decade ago, 2/3rds of Americans had great confidence in the Court.  No more. There’s trouble brewing in those marble temple walls. Confidence in the workings of the court and the Justices themselves have dropped to a mere 50% approval rating. 

 

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There is widespread, bipartisan support for action in addressing Louisiana's coastal land loss crisis, according to a new poll released today by BDPC, LLC + Pinsonat and Restore the Mississippi River Delta. Of note, 79 percent of coastal voters said they support sediment diversions, large-scale engineering projects that would be strategically operated to direct sediment and fresh water from the Mississippi River into nearby wetlands, building and maintaining thousands of acres of land over time. Only 5 percent of those voters oppose. Additionally, an overwhelming 97 percent of Louisiana coastal voters say that the state should still work to maintain as much coastal land as possible even if the coast cannot be restored to its previous footprint.

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As the hours close in upon the historic Judge Brett Kavanaugh hearing set for Thursday, with the Supreme Court hopeful faces eager US Senators, with eyes upon his accuser Christine Blasey Ford and with President Donald Trump continues to slam his opponents, other witnesses, other accusers and other attorneys, the quesion arises--in the political scheme of things, who's winning and who's losing?

Politico and the Morning Consult has released its new survey and it might be called a mixed bag. Taking a hit is Kavanaugh and Trump. But staying in the game is the US Senate. Even if somehow Kavanaugh were not to be confirmed or should resign, if the Republicans retain the US Senate, as expected, Donald Trump will get a second bite at the apple.

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Attorney General Jeff Landry and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards turned up the heat again in the ongoing feud and war of words between the two lawmakers since they were both sworn in in January 2016. 

This time, once again, the issue is over the Red River Waterway Commission appointments.

 

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The confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh has clearly exposed the horrific antics of left-wing protesters. During several days of hearings, activists disrupted proceedings by screaming slogans and playing for the cameras. Their bad behavior was modeled by Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who continually interrupted Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA).

 

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A poll commissioned by a Republican candidate for Louisiana Secretary of State and conducted by JMC Polling and Analytics indicate that that a Democrat and two Republicans lead the field at this time with elections six weeks away.

 

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What is the role of a political campaign fundraiser? How does one become one in the first place? What are the necessary skillsets?  How does one locate the keys to fundraising and election-winning success?

On Wednesday, September 26, from 7:30 to 8:30 pm, one of the best political fundraisers in the state and in the nation, Alexander, “Allee Bautsch”, will discuss these and other issues in the next Bayoubuzz ElectionsWin.com webinar.

 


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Just what is a media consultant? What role does he or she play in a campaign? What type of media is used now during a political campaign, small and large? What is the role of digital media in winning or at least competing in an election?

Without doubt, one of the most highly-recognized and demanded media strategists in Louisiana and particularly, surrounding the Jefferson Parish and New Orleans region is Greg Buisson of Buisson Creatives.

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